Textile fragment with lobed diamond-shapes and stylized leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with lobed diamond-shapes and stylized leaves

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist and dyed light-blue, block-printed with resist and dyed dark-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.221

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  • Catalogue text

    Two versions of lobed diamonds, one with a rosette at the centre, the other with a diamond shape inside, as in Cat. no. 211 [EA1990.219]. Stylized leaf shapes are added to the four sides of the lobed diamonds, making the entire design a quatrefoil. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue. The inside of the quatrefoil is dyed a darker blue.

    The size of the block used was 5 cm. x 5 cm.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 213 on p. 61 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 61 fig. 213

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